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'King Kong' Live Gets a Composer


“Climb every building … crush every plane!”

In a world overrun by musical adaptations of famous horror and monster stories—Evil Dead: The Musical, The Toxic Avenger Musical—there’s always room for one more. The newest kid on the block is King Kong, produced by the company behind Walking with Dinosaurs and How to Train Your Dragon.

Global Creatures and the Regent Theater have tapped the composer behind Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet Marius de Vries, to score the movie. “De Vries will pull together a score combining 1930s standards, including "I Wanna Be Loved by You" and "Get Happy," with new and pre-existing tunes by music acts including Sarah McLachlan, Justice, the Avalanches, Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja and Elbow's Guy Garvey,” Variety reports.

The musical is set to launch in Melbourne in June 2013, and is a undertaking fit for this epic story, according to the website.

“Five years in the making, King Kong will feature a cast of more than 40 actors, singers, dancers and circus performers, and a team of puppeteers who will bring to life one of the most technologically advanced puppets in the world – a one-tonne, six-metre tall silverback gorilla.”

Watch a behind-the-scenes video.

via Variety